The New york Times is reporting that the recently renovated space in the old Thomas Beisl space is now open. The closest Germanic-themed restaurant to the Brooklyn Academy of Music will stay at 25 Lafayette Avenue. The new restaurant space is called Berlyn.
Owners of Berlyn, Ursula and Jonas Hegewisch have stayed with the Germanic theme of the old space. However, have reportedly made room for “their pewter bric-a-brac including a few gnomes.” With my wife and I barely breaking the five foot mark, you might say we never eat out of the company of gnomes, so this sounds great to us.
The chef of the new spot will be Steven Lineres. The Times says the new menu will include “dishes like corned beef with root vegetables; choucroute; and maultaschen, a ravioli in mushroom broth. Rote grutze, with red berries, is one of the desserts.”
The wine list is reportedly dominated by Austrian and German wines, which should be welcome news for the Gruner Veltliner and Riesling-loving population of Fort Greene (which may rank as the most Gruner and Riesling loving population in the world outside of a German speaking country).